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Schwertfisch - Espadon

Schwertfisch – Espadon
ESPADON, or SWORD-FISH

Among the Sea-Monsters that which the French call L‘ Espa-
don (a word signifying a short sword) is one of the most
remarkable : it hath at the end of the upper jaw a defensive
weapon, about the breadth of a great Courtelas, which hath
hard and sharp teeth on both sides ; These defensives in some
of them are about five foot in length , and about six inches
broad at the lower end, and palizadoed with twenty seven
white and solid teeth in each rank, and the bulk of their bo-
dies bears a porportion thereto :